Kia K9 Rumored for Frankfurt Auto Show Debut

Kia K9 Rumored for Frankfurt Auto Show Debut

The next Kia may be V8-powered, rear-driven, German-designed, and bigger than its half-sibling Genesis—and if that boggles the mind from the company that gave us the Rio, then you’ll just have to wait until Frankfurt this September to have all of your questions answered.

Not much is known about the Kia K9—not even its name, which is merely internal code. But what is already known is that the ambitious Kia will slot between the Hyundai Genesis and Equus in terms of size. It will feature a V8 engine and wheels driven from the back, as God intended. And the designer is no less than Peter Schreyer, formerly of Volkswagen and Audi fame, so expect lots of German influence in its porthole-laden lines.

And we may get our first glimpse of the big Kia at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September of this year, if Kia is feeling nice enough. Expect a curvaceous four-door with a bit of Kia’s corporate grille up front—and let the “looks like a…” game begin.

GALLERY: Kia K9 Spied


[Source: TheAge]

  • Jtz

    So what you saying? You saying Toyota, Nissan and Honda don’t copy? So you saying the VW Oroc, Tundra and Lancer didn’t copy the faces? You saying the Mazda 6 and Acura ZDX’s side profile is original? You trying to tell me the Ridgeline, Tribute and 2011 Jeep Campass don’t have the same headlights? You trying to tell me the Pontiac Grandprix and Ford 500 don’t have the same tailights? You trying to tell me that the Lancer does not look like the IS? Side profiles Rave 4, Mazda 3 hatch, Jeep Campass, Outlander, Pontiac Vibe and 2012 Versa Hatch but only the 2006 Kia cee’d’s side is the copy. Honda pilot and Scion XB hint backend. Chey Malibu And Mercedes C class hint headlights. 2010 Ford Tarus and 2000 Altima hint face. 2012 Ford Taris and 2011 Highlander hint headlights. Dodge Caliber and 2012 Subaru Impreza hatch hint exterior. Mazda CX-5, Infinti EX and 2009 Subaru hatch hint exteriors. Ford 500 and Audi A6 hint greenhouse. Prius, insight and Leaf. 2006 Ford Fusion and Caddilac CTS hint headlights. 2003 Toyota corolla and 2008 Chevy Malibu hint C Pillars. I’m jtz. If we are going to play the “It looks like” game let’s get Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Chevy, Ford, Acura, Mazda, Subaru, And Mitsubishi. Let’s Put all of the copies to the kitchen table.

  • Jtz

    Like Toyota and Honda don’t copy. Who else thinks Toyota is original and that the Venza’s headlights didn’t cone from the 2008 Ford Edge’s?

  • jtz

    2004 Honda CR-V and 2004 Lexus GX hint face.

  • jtz

    Come on you want to play the “what it looks like” game come on lets bring something from Japan to the kitchen table too. It’s time we start telling what the 2012 Nissan Quest looks like instead of the Kia KV7 looks like the Flex, Mini cooper, Element and Explorer.

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